With tens of thousands of people attending the Y-Not Festival here in the Derbyshire Dales this weekend, we're delighted to be playing a part again to ensure this growing event is a big success.
The District Council's licensing and environmental health teams have been heavily involved in the organisation and are part of a Safety Advisory Group including police, fire, highways and ambulance officers that helped to plan for increased numbers to be accommodated safely this year.
The work we have done as a District Council includes:
- Advising organisers on legal requirements to increase numbers and dealing with application
- Ensuring the Event Safety Management Plan is suitable and sufficient
- Checking hygiene of food outlets
- Checking safety of stages and other structures
- Ensuring quality of water supply on site
- Ensuring that noise levels comply with agreed limits
- Checking licence requirements are complied with
- Working with taxi drivers to ensure that festival goers are transported safely and fairly
- Working with Fire Service to ensure camping areas are safe
District Council officers will be meeting up with police representatives at the Pikehall site for Y-Not's first night this evening (Friday 29 July), and environmental health staff will be attending on Saturday to monitor sound levels.